The Red Bull New York locker room is an impressively diverse place, with players hailing from a dozen different nations occupying every corner of the map. (The only continent not represented on the MLS team's roster is Antarctica.) Among friends and teammates, international relations are typically a ... More >>
It's 6:30 pm on a Tuesday and it's hectic on West 14th Street outside Babycastles Gallery, where the three members of the up and coming hip-hop group Ratking are trying to figure out how to get all of their friends into their album release show. Upstairs, the two floors of the gallery are already fi ... More >>
A look at the psychoactive brew that brings users a spiritual payoff for their "work"
With tickets at the Met running into the $200-$300 range, and BAM shows and classes more affordable but still well beyond a casual expense, why not step out for some free theater? And by "free theater" we mean public trials of New York City's most illustrious criminals. Runnin' Scared rounded up som ... More >>
Hot Bread Kitchen development director Molly Crossin is proud of her bakery's tortilla maker. "To me, this machine really illustrates the growth of the program," Crossin says, motioning to a hulking apparatus that can produce tens of thousands of tortillas in a day. The machine makes 200 dozen per h ... More >>
Ever wonder what the story is behind the people selling two churros for a dollar on many of New York City's subway platforms? So did Hannah Palmer Egan, and so she set out to talk to vendors and bakers who keep these treats stocked all over town.
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On a recent morning in Crown Heights, we met Roberto Carlos Lange, the Brooklyn by way of Miami master who makes music under the moniker Helado Negro and whose latest album, Invisible Life, was released on Asthmatic Kitty earlier this month. It's his most collaborative album to date -- with appearan ... More >>
Yes, you read that correctly and, yes, it looks like it could happen. "The man who leaked the world" has Hollywood up in arms and it's not because there is a Cablegate in the works for Tinsel Town. Let's not get our hopes up.According to the Hollywood Reporter, big studio executives are dueling it o ... More >>
North Korea pissed off just about everyone yesterday when it launched a missile that the international community fears could be the precursor to the communist dictatorship developing an intercontinental missile that could potentially carry a nuclear warhead. The missile, thankfully, failed.If you ha ... More >>
Who wouldn't want this Peruvian rotisserie bird from Inca Chicken? And it comes with fries. Chicken is such a versatile bird! While McDonald's tries to disguise it, the yardbird's nature keeps asserting itself again and again. The skin is great, the organs are great, the appendages better than oth ... More >>
Investigators with the Drug Enforcement Agency helped a Mexican narcotics kingpin transfer million of dollars in illegal cash profits, the New York Times reports today. The DEA program recalls a similar, much smaller scale operation first reported in the Voice last month in our article about govern ... More >>
For some people, the terrorist attacks have been a gold mine
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Triple Self Portrait. All images courtesy the Eric Firestone Gallery.Street art has enjoyed a steady resurgence in rap over the last few years, with Kanye West and the Clipse jostling to let KAWS design their album and magazine covers, 50 Cent and Busta Rhymes appearing ... More >>
There's a reason that very few chocolatiers can claim to manufacture their chocolate from bean to bar. Transforming raw cacao beans to molded bars is a time- and space-consuming process that doesn't lend itself to the snug confines of most New York chocolate shops. The fact that it takes ab ... More >>
A construction worker has entered a guilty plea in the murder of actress Adrienne Shelley in her West Village Apartment in November 2006. Diego Pillco, an illegal immigrant from Ecuador, waived his right to a trial and pleaded guilty to manslaughter. He will receive a 25-year sentence next month, ac ... More >>
Rock legends in the making they may be, but for now the NYU Clive Davis alums may have to stick to YouTube for exposure
Two shows at P.S.122 probe violence, self-hatred, and man's inhumanity to man
Mexican police gun down a counterculture hero
Shock is reverberating among American social-justice activists with the news that New York-based independent journalist William Bradley Roland was shot and killed Friday when gunmen in civilian clothes opened fire on demonstrators in the southern state of Oaxaca, Mexico. The 36-year-old Roland, w ... More >>
For the first time, non-union immigrants are building Manhattan's high-rise towers
Translating NYC's ethnic politics for Asians and Middle Easterners
At AFL-CIO, a splitting issue for the nation's biggest labor organizations
The death and life of network evening news; plus: Krugman's journey to prime critic of Bush
First-time director channels Colombian teen dope trafficker
Bad Science Slandered a Generation's Favorite Drug. Now a New Study Aims to Undo the Damage.
A Cuban-born pianist based in Spain mixes the sacred and secular, bridges continents
It's the Post-War Economy, Stupid!
Firefighters Are Upset About a Memorial. Other People Are Upset About Fake Memorabilia. Upset?
Free Traders and Fair Traders in Stalemate as CEOs Converge on New York
EPA Stalled Resolution on Spraying in Colombia
How Israel Uses U.S. Weapons to Threaten Our Troops
A Guide to Classes Around Town
From Africa to Australia to America, Activists Raise a Ruckus Around the World
Taking globalization personally: Nine New Yorkers say what moved them to march on the IMF
Garment Workers Assail Donna Karan Labor Practices
How a Butt-Boosting Silicone Injector Got Busted